• PEOPLE NAME: YAPESE OF MICRONESIA

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By Cecilia Tinag

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PEID: 18396

ROP: 110981

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Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders

People Cluster: Micronesian

Language: Yapese - (yap)

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Primary Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholicism

Country: Micronesia

Also found in: United States

Population: 10,500

Global Population: 11,300


PEID: 18396

ROP: 110981

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Yapese of Micronesia, numbering 10,500, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Micronesian people cluster within the Pacific Islanders affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 11,300 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Yapese. The primary religion practiced by the Yapese is Roman Catholicism, the largest branch of the Christian church and one of the oldest religious institutions in the world. Roman Catholicism teaches that it is the one true Churches founded by Jesus Christ and that its bishops are the successors of Christ.


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